Many of us are aching in the current political climate of our nation. More than ever, we must rely on one another and find ways of offering support, understanding and safety. Below is a list of resources to help us feel connected and empowered. Explore, share, and make contact should you have resources that can be added.

Human Rights Campaign

http://www.hrc.org/

American Civil Liberties Union

https://www.aclu.org/

Public Facebook support groups

 https://www.facebook.com/pantsuitnation11.8

Private Facebook support groups

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053145458116389/permalink/1136860659744868/

Organizations fighting for the rights of vulnerable populations and ways to get involved

http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078

Action steps to volunteer and find support

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/if-youre-overwhelmed-by-the-election-heres-what-you-can-do-now_us_5822c7d0e4b0e80b02cdf133

http://www.hrc.org/blog/after-election-lgbtq-youth-are-panicked-heres-what-we-can-do-to-help-them

Database to research voting history and contact federal representatives of Illinois

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/IL

VoteRunLead

 Organization supporting the aspirations of women who wish to transform our country through democracy and leadership. Visit this site for webinars and workshops that help train women for political leadership

https://voterunlead.org/